Samsung reportedly halts Galaxy Note 7 production (update: confirmed)

Korean paper Yonhap News reports the halt is in cooperation with safety regulators in the US, Korea and China.

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After more reports of replacement Galaxy Note 7 phones catching fire, Yonhap News reports that Samsung has temporarily suspended production. The Korean paper cited an anonymous source working at one of Samsung's suppliers, and the company has not yet commented. Already, AT&T and T-Mobile have said they will stop Galaxy Note 7 sales and replacements while investigations into the incidents continue.

Concern about the replacement models began with a model burning through the carpet on a Southwest flight and has not slowed since. Over the weekend, the additional reports came to light and may have left Samsung with no other option. It has been over a month since the Galaxy Note 7 recall began due to issues with its battery cell, and if the reports are confirmed we may be in line for a second recall. We have contacted Samsung, as well as the CPSC, and will update this post if there is a response.

Update: Citing their own sources, the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg also say Samsung has suspended production of the Galaxy Note 7.

Update 2: BBC News' Reporter Rory Cellan-Jones tweeted the following statement, attributed to Samsung.

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